Ominous black and white photo of Mary Church Terrell Main Library on Oberlin College's campus. Photo by Briana Santiago | The Oberlin Review
Ominous black and white photo of Mary Church Terrell Main Library on Oberlin College's campus. Photo by Briana Santiago | The Oberlin Review

Oberlin Should Rethink Study Spaces

Maybe even have students who are registered through the ODA have their own room where they can really thrive in a quiet and, most importantly, private environment.


It’s incredibly important to account for students who are neurodivergent and really need more quiet study spaces in Oberlin besides the dorms. Of course, there are plenty of study rooms and scholar studies in Mudd, as well as the two study rooms in the Science Library, but those rooms really don’t feel the most comfortable. Often these closed rooms are very hot, smell like something I can’t identify, the chairs make me want to stand every 21 minutes, and   it’s hard to book a room because most of the time, someone is already in them without reserving or they are all booked. Yes, there are plenty of decent spaces to study in, but more often than not my first choice. Read more…


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